Friday, October 24, 2014

generic motor launch

More messing about on the water, a small generic motor launch made from cardboard; crewed here by a couple of policemen (from Irregular Miniatures) on clear bases.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Airmen picked up ? (game report)

A couple of downed german airmen have been have been moved to a farm further down the coast
will they successfully rendez-vous with a german landing party from an E-boat.... see game report and continuing 'story-line' on Somewhere in England blog.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Inflatables with crew - completed

Off they go paddling away to somewhere ....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Taxi and small Bus ....

A couple of transport items for my 1940 home guard games. These are from Lledo. The taxi was rather high so I lowered the roof and added a driver. The bus has had the sides repainted to be more neutral and driver plus a couple of passengers added.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Inflatables with crew - WIP

Had a couple of resin castings of inflatables, but was stuck for some chaps to put in them.  Having made up some Valiant paratroopers, left over were some kneeling figures - - just what I needed. So with some heads from spare Valiant german infantry made up some guys with paddles (paddles made from cut down small dental brushes). Still need some work to finish off......

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A couple more civilians ...

A couple more additions for UK civilians, this time a nurse and policeman (from Irregular Miniatures)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Making a submarine (3 of 3) - finished

To finish off, I filled in a few gaps and added some more bits of spare plastic offcuts to the deck gun. Then a simple paint job. Here 'tis

ready for use in story line posts and games; now of course I'll need a suitable jetty/wharf or such for submarine ..... more to do :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Making a submarine (2) ...

I've done a bit more work on the submarine, to add some height to the hull to get the deck on ..
 I've left a couple of gaps in the deck to allow for hatches. I also made the deck gun capable of movement by using some thick wire though the gun base and a hole in the deck/hull. So a little bit more detailing to do, then it'll be time to paint it.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Making a submarine (1) ...

I'm making something a little different, sparked by possible story lines on the Somewhere in England blog. This time a submarine !

The submarine is to be generic, so could be shown in use by either side - for story line posts or game posts (attack on submarine in dock ...)

Off to the scraps box (card, sprue and plasticard) to make a conning tower and simple deck gun, shown here with some 1/72 figs.

I marked out a base hull outline on some 3mm MDF and cut it out, trying out the placement of the conning tower and deck gun.
Overall length is 20", a smaller one used for coastal actions.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New items for early war period ....

Finished off some new items,  a selection of figures from Irregular Miniatures ranges...

A few civilians some armed ...
 A old field gun for use by the home guard,
Officer and driver with staff car (Lledo),

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Plane down ....

home guard check for a plane down
 more on Somewhere in England blog.

Monday, April 21, 2014

tank traps

Finally got round to painting up and basing some resin tank traps, mixed in with a few plastic Italeri ones
home guard check out passing lorry at road block

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Small game AAR - Home Guard and German landing party

A small game trying out the 'Hit the Dirt' freebie ruleset, Home Guard get into trouble against a small german landing party

AAR on the Somwehere in England blog    see here ....

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vosper MTB ...

Something a little different a Revell Vosper MTB kit, done as a waterline model...

British regulars ....

British regulars on exercises, they are to provide local support for the home guard ....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

German tank crew ...

Haven't done much on my WW2 projects for a fair while, however I've finally done some german tank crew (from Orion Set 72045 German WWII Panzer Soldiers)

A Panther gets a bit of repair work ...
 and some close up shots